- Chewing Hides The Sound & Greener Postures are released in Europe by Virgin & Torso.
- Rykodisc released "Steal This Disc" it features Hello Skinny & Serenade For Missy
- Ginger Music releases "13th Anniversary Show - Live In Japan - Featuring Snakefinger" and Stars & Hank Forever in Spain.
- Kaw-Liga (Dancemix)is released in Europe.
- "For Elise" is released.
- 10th: The Residents perform the final 13th Anniversary Show. Snakefinger, Penn & Teller, all join the group on stage.
- This show is later recorded and released as "Diskomo - Live In San Francisco" in 1988.
- 8th: The Judds release their cover of 'Don't Be Cruel', a song that The Residents would cover two years later.
- Dwight Yoakam's cover of 'Little Sister' is released, a song The Residents themselves would cover for their King & Eye album.
- Jump release "Master Mix 2" it features Kaw-Liga
- "Potatoes (A Collection Of Folk Songs From Ralph Records)" is released. The Residents contribute "Dear Brother" to it.
- "Buy Or Die #14" is released by Ralph Records. It features "Jambalaya"
- Hot Tracks: Series 6, Issue 4 is released. It is a compilation album featuring an exclusive remix of Kaw-Liga.
- "13th Anniversary Show - Live In Holland" is released.
- 20th: Virgin release "Summer '87" a compilation of Summer Dance hits, that contains Kaw Liga.
- 22nd: Hit The Road Jack is released. This single is considered the final instalment in the ill-fated "American Composers Series"
- Ralph Records release "Video Voodoo" A compilation of The Residents' short films.
- Around this time The Residents begin working on God In Three Persons.
- 1st: Whilst on tour in Austria, Snakefinger dies of a heart attack.
- The Residents begin experimenting with Midi technology, using it to compose The Snakey Wake, and selected episodes of PeeWee's Playhouse Season 2.
- 24th: The Residents perform "The Snakey Wake" with N. Senada, at the musical wake for Snakefinger.
- This was released as "Live At The Snakey Wake"
- 19th: Pee-wee's Playhouse: Open House airs.
- Ralph Records release "Buy Or Die #14½" it features Blue Rosebuds, in order to promote the upcoming Expanded CD releases.
- Expanded versions of "The Third Reich 'N' Roll", "Fingerprince" "Duck Stab" & "Eskimo" are released on CD.
- 4th: Negativland release "Escape From Noise" an album which The Residents contributed Hoots and Clanging to the track "You Don't Even Live Here".
- 14th: Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Playhouse in Outer Space airs.
- 21st: Pee-Wee's Playhouse: Pajama Party airs.
- Steal This Disc
- For Elsie
- Master Mix 2
- Potatoes (A Collection Of Folk Songs From Ralph Records)
- Buy Or Die #14
- Series 6, Issue 4
- 13th Anniversary Show - Live In Holland
- Summer '87
- Hit The Road Jack
- Hit The Road Jack (Special Almost Dance Mix)
- Video Voodoo
- Buy Or Die #14½
- Escape From Noise